Establishment Essendon CofE (VC) Primary School

URN: 117393

Voluntary controlled school

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School Lane, Essendon, Hertfordshire, AL9 6HD
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Belinda Canham
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 117393, DfE number: 919/3015
UKPRN: 10077396
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 28 March 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
1 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Pauline Alleyne Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Vicky Craig Appointed by GB/board 8 March 2021 7 March 2025
Rebecca Pittard Elected by parents 20 October 2020 20 October 2024
Belinda Canham Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2020 9 September 2024
Lesley Reith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2021 31 August 2024
Jan Bedregeanu Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 May 2019 15 May 2023
Lucy Price Appointed by GB/board 15 February 2019 14 February 2023
Theresa Musiwacho Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 9 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Pauline Joan Alleyne Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 18 July 2020 10 September 2021
Katie Bedi Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 September 2017 6 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Welwyn Hatfield
Brookmans Park and Little Heath
Parliamentary constituency
Welwyn Hatfield
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 011B
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